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n. barricade made of felled trees placed one on top of the other with their branches pointing out toward the enemy
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Abatis, abattis, or abbattis is a term in field fortification for an obstacle formed (in the modern era) of the branches of trees laid in a row, with the sharpened tops directed outwards, towards the enemy. The trees are usually interlaced or tied with wire. Abatis are used alone or in combination with wire entanglements and other obstacles.
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1. line of defense consisting of a barrier of felled or live trees with branches (sharpened or with barbed wire entwined) toward the enemy
(hypernym) line of defense, line of defence
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v. demolish, tear down; fell, chop down (a tree); shoot down, cause an aircraft to fall; lower, drop; depress, make sad; humiliate, degrade
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n. abatis, barricade made of felled trees placed one on top of the other with their branches pointing out toward the enemy
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